Removing the Silom cemeteries 2000-2004


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Removing the Silom cemeteries - June 20, 2004

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Still touted on dozens of websites as one of Bangkok's downtown attractions, the atmospheric Chinese and Western cemeteries are a thing of the past. The removals started in 2000 and are almost complete.

There are only a few small sections of the Chinese cemetery left next to the Tower Inn and another along Narathiwat Road.



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Aerial view of the site--on either side of the center mausoleum are piles of coffins.


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Discarded Chinese-style coffin

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January, 2000: The first part of the Western Cemetery by Chong Nonsi Skytrain Station being removed. Bones, clothes, and wooden coffins were being burned and the headstones were broken up.
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